Al's wins NHBA Pony League Championship Al's New York Pizza Cafe won the Newport Harbor Baseball Association Pony League Championship May 25 with a 15-5 victory over Outback Steakhouse.
Al's earned the right to compete for the title with a win the previous night over undefeated Outback in a thrilling 5-4 contest. On Monday with the game still tied after regulation play, Al's Garrett Hall threw a perfect top of the eighth, striking out two of the three batters he faced to hold Outback. Al's Mark Grace doubled to lead off the bottom of the extra inning eighth. Two outs later, with Grace still on second base, Trent Dill delivered a clutch walk-off double to score Grace and end Outback's winning streak and force the deciding game. It was Al's 4th extra inning victory in the tournament. Dill also pitched a seven inning gem, battling Outback's pitchers Keaton Cablay and Steven Faulconer, allowing only two earned runs while striking out six.